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Your Exclusive Look at What's Ahead on Newsleader 9 at 11

   Good evening I'm Barbara Gauthier in the WTVM Newsroom.  Hope to see you tonight for Newsleader 9 at 11.  Here's a look at some of the stories we're working on.

   More than a year after the search began for a new schools chief in Muscogee County the school board says it's making progress toward finding a permanent replacement.  Tonight they met in executive session to answer questions about two potential candidates.  We'll tell you what's next.

   Plus, an emotional day of testimony in a Columbus murder trial.  Hear why lawyers say rap lyrics may have played a role in the killing of a 19 year old father.

   The U-S Supreme Court decision striking down parts of the Voting Rights Act is getting mixed reviews tonight. Hear why some say it's a major setback while others see it as long overdue.

   And parts of the Valley saw lightning and heavy rain tonight.  Will it continue into the overnight hours? Meteorologist Justin Logan is tracking the storms.

   Join us for those stories and much more on Newsleader 9 at 11.

 

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  • BREAKING: Stolen car crashes into Columbus home Monday night

    BREAKING: Stolen car crashes into Columbus home Monday night

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-07-17 05:14:44 GMT
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)
    (Source: AP Graphics)(Source: AP Graphics)
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police are searching for the driver of a stolen car after it ran into a home on Donald Dr. Monday night.  Police tell WTVM people were inside the home at the time of the collision, but no one was injured. Those inside the car fled from the scene.  Investigators are now searching for those suspects.  This is a developing story. Stay with News Leader Nine as we bring you the latest details.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights rese...More >>
    COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Columbus Police are searching for the driver of a stolen car after it ran into a home on Donald Dr. Monday night.  Police tell WTVM people were inside the home at the time of the collision, but no one was injured. Those inside the car fled from the scene.  Investigators are now searching for those suspects.  This is a developing story. Stay with News Leader Nine as we bring you the latest details.  Copyright 2018 WTVM. All rights rese...More >>
  • MCSD board establishes new district security department; working to hire new police chief

    MCSD board establishes new district security department; working to hire new police chief

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:59 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:59:58 GMT
    School board members voting unanimously to approve a resolution...creating what will now be known as the "Muscogee County School District Security Department. ( Source: WTVM)School board members voting unanimously to approve a resolution...creating what will now be known as the "Muscogee County School District Security Department. ( Source: WTVM)
    School board members voting unanimously to approve a resolution...creating what will now be known as the "Muscogee County School District Security Department. ( Source: WTVM)School board members voting unanimously to approve a resolution...creating what will now be known as the "Muscogee County School District Security Department. ( Source: WTVM)

    The Muscogee County School District is embarking on a brand new chapter, creating its very own police agency.  

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    The Muscogee County School District is embarking on a brand new chapter, creating its very own police agency.  

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  • Auburn man arrested for marijuana, theft

    Auburn man arrested for marijuana, theft

    Monday, July 16 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-07-17 01:57:12 GMT
    Stephen Blalock was charged with heft of property second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia  (Source: Auburn police)Stephen Blalock was charged with heft of property second degree, possession of marijuana second degree and possession of drug paraphernalia (Source: Auburn police)

    Auburn police arrested a man on several warrants. On Friday, July 13 28-year-old Stephen Blalock from Auburn was arrested on felony and misdemeanor warrants.

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    Auburn police arrested a man on several warrants. On Friday, July 13 28-year-old Stephen Blalock from Auburn was arrested on felony and misdemeanor warrants.

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  • Baby born prematurely dies after mother's 911 calls unanswered

    Baby born prematurely dies after mother's 911 calls unanswered

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:23 AM EDT2018-07-17 07:23:03 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 3:23 AM EDT2018-07-17 07:23:03 GMT
    Baby Angel died after she was born not breathing at her mother's home July 5. (Source: Family photos/KETV/CNN)Baby Angel died after she was born not breathing at her mother's home July 5. (Source: Family photos/KETV/CNN)

    The director of the 911 call center says dispatchers were overwhelmed with up to four times the normal amount of calls, most of them fireworks complaints.

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    The director of the 911 call center says dispatchers were overwhelmed with up to four times the normal amount of calls, most of them fireworks complaints.

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    Grandson faces murder charges in couple's death

    Grandson faces murder charges in couple's death

    Sunday, July 15 2018 3:40 PM EDT2018-07-15 19:40:45 GMT
    Monday, July 16 2018 2:15 PM EDT2018-07-16 18:15:07 GMT
    Randolph County authorities and Arkansas State Police are investigating the deaths of two people over the weekend at a home just off Pyburn Extended. Authorities are treating the deaths as homicide. (Source: KAIT-TV)Randolph County authorities and Arkansas State Police are investigating the deaths of two people over the weekend at a home just off Pyburn Extended. Authorities are treating the deaths as homicide. (Source: KAIT-TV)

    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

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    According to Randolph County Sheriff Gary Tribble, a person was being held Sunday in the Randolph County jail after being taken into custody by Arkansas State Police in connection with the deaths of two people. 

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    Crews battling fire at old Ensley High School

    Crews battling fire at old Ensley High School

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:03 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:03:54 GMT
    (Source: Greg Long/WBRC)(Source: Greg Long/WBRC)

    Firefighters are battling a fire at the former Ensley High School.  

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    Firefighters are battling a fire at the former Ensley High School.  

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